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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 12, 2006 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

RIP Frank? I'm not familiar with this piece. At least the consensus is that it is being attributed to Zappa. Can someone actually confirm or deny? What is the original source? Is this an old Mothers song? While I got my share of enjoyment out of FZ just as much as the next guy, I won't lie and say I'm any kind of expert. If it is an old MOI song, my guess is it dates to the late 60's/early 70's when it was particularly typical of the radical left to point at the institution of religion and give it the finger. I agreee with cosmiccharlie ("only God knows your heart") and SomeDarkHollow ("faith in anything is sorely lacking these days"). My thoughts on that, SDH, include the confusion that I do have about what I, and probably you, see as faith and what others seem to feel is immutable truth. There are millions who call themselves Christians that use the name of Christ as little more than a tool to condemn others; there are millions who call themselves Muslims that invoke the name of Allah to destroy anyone else outside of their sect; and who knows how many others besides the Iranians believe Israel should be wiped off the map and would do so in the name of religion. My faith, vaguely defined though it might be, is largely rooted in the words of poets I have admired, such as Lennon ("all you need is love," "give peace a chance") and Hunter ("ain't no time to hate").

I do think slamming on Billy Graham is a mistake. First of all, he's an old man, let him be. Also, millions around the globe have been able to get closer to God because of him. And finally, someone who has spent so many decades so dedicated to so many positive causes, helping the hungry, the sick, and the impoverished, deserves admiration not criticism.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Dec 12, 2006 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

Frank Zappa - The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 12, 2006 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

Zappa plays Zappa day after tomorrow. Psyched!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2006 4:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

With Terry B on the drums, you should be.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 12, 2006 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

Yeah- only got to see him once maybe around 84. Saw him with the same buddy I'm going with Thursday. He was into Zappa like we were into the Dead as far back as high school in the mid 70's.Talk about liking a band that others had a hard time listening too!

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 13, 2006 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

Frank Zappa + Whipping Post + Live = Transcendence

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 13, 2006 12:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

The only Zappa show I ever saw included Whippin' Post.

To which I replied, "What the . . . ?"

It was the Tinseltown Rebellion tour. I don't know if he covered it in other shows. It was also the tour when he invited women in the audience to donate their panties. I say "the" tour. Hell, for all I know, he always did that.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 13, 2006 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

Yeah, he played that when I saw him too. Un-fugn- believable it was!

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 12, 2006 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Apropos of nothing

Thanks.